The request to Implement a Tag Black List was first raised back in Aug '09, but as one of the mods on English Language & Usage pointed out only a few days ago, even moderators don't have access to modify the blacklist; only devs have that ability (I'm not a mod, by the way).
- Can moderators have the ability to add blacklisted tags to their own site?
What I'm asking for is quite limited in scope. I'm not interested in burnination - before blacklisting a tag, it can be a prerequisite that no current questions are linked to it. I also don't see it matters if we have to go back to the devs if somehow a tag was mistakenly blacklisted, and this needs to be revoked. Nor do I care that any individual mod can arbitrarily blacklist (let the relevant mods agree to discuss things in chat if they want to implement some kind of quorum consensus).
I realise there would be an implementation overhead, and I'm certainly not qualified to either quantify it, or have an opinion on whether TPTB "should" stand the overhead.
What could be done to make this process safer, reversible, or with enough checks/balances to provide a solution to this problem? While the solution may not happen today, is there something along these lines that could make this happen in the future as SE continues to scale?